Campitos Turquoise Earrings FJE1692

Length: 2 1/4"
Width: 1"
Metal: Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver scrolls, starburst buttons and unique stamping combined with Campitos Turquoise by Diné silversmiths Michael & Rosita Calladitto to create these classic Southwest style turquoise earrings.

Availability: In stock

Price: $240.00

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Navajo silversmiths are renowned for their intricate, detailed stamp work, a style developed over many generations. Stamping is done by hand, and the stamps themselves may be unique to the artist, or handed in a family of silversmiths. Michael Calladitto has a recognizable and unique style, and his work is highly sought after in New Mexico. Campitos Turquoise is a blue to blue-green turquoise that you will regularly find in Southwestern & authentic Native American handmade jewelry. Mined in Mexico from the Pino Chueco and Cananea mines in Sonora, Campitos Turquoise was mined extensively in ancient times, with evidence of trade with Native American peoples. Campitos is unique in several ways. It grows in clay as free-form nuggets, rather than as veins which is typical of many North American turquoises. Its color is said to most closely resemble Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, and ranges from a light to medium blue with no matrix, and occasionally pyrite inclusions, giving it a bit of sparkle. A lovely, hard stone with beautiful color, Campitos is a favorite for jewelry artisans. The mine as we know it today, has been producing since the 1980's. Campito in Spanish is a derivative of the word “campo”, meaning “field” or “countryside”.
Authentic Native American Handmade Jewelry

Shop the Santa Fe Style Collection for striking contemporary jewelry, handcrafted by artisans who draw on the rich history of the Southwest.

This collection features trending artists popular in the Four Corners and loved by locals here in New Mexico. The jewelry featured here is a fusion of traditional techniques, passed hand-to-hand across generations, and modern artistry.

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